Nevada Ed-Watch 12/5/19

The Ed-Watch series is designed to increase access to information on what decisions are being made regarding public education in Clark County and Nevada.

Clark County School District Board of Trustees 

What is the Board of Trustees & what are they responsible for? The CCSD Trustees are publicly elected decision-makers for the school district. They are responsible for providing oversight to the Superintendent and establishing District-wide policy. Trustees are accountable to work with their communities to improve student achievement.

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How often does the Board of Trustees meet? Trustees meet twice per month (second and fourth Thursdays) at 5pm at the Edward A. Greer Education Center (Board Room): 2832 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121.

Click here for a full list of Trustees meetings and agendas

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Can community members engage at Trustee Meetings? Decision-making bodies benefit greatly from hearing public input and multiple perspectives. Community members can sign up to speak after the agenda has been posted– by calling the Board Office at (702) 799-1072 at least 3 hours before the scheduled meeting, or signing up in-person at the beginning of the meeting. Prior to each agenda item being voted on, speakers can share their perspective after the Board’s discussion and prior to the vote.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Clark County School District Board of Trustees Meeting

Click here to see the meeting agenda

What happened at this meeting?

Public Comment

Members of the public provided testimony to Trustees regarding:

  • Concerns about leadership and culture at Clark High School
  • Concerns about inadequate services for students on Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)

Trustees Unanimously Approve the Superintendent’s Evaluation  

Members of the public provided testimony to Trustees regarding: 

  • Support of a positive evaluation for Superintendent Jara
  • Concerns that the Superintendent’s evaluation does not adequately measure the progress of CCSD
  • Concerns that the Board of Trustees is not focused on student achievement

Trustees conducted a performance evaluation of Superintendent Jara’s first 18 months with school district. This is the first time a CCSD Superintendent evaluation has occurred in six years. 

Prior to the meeting, trustees completed individual evaluations of the Superintendent. Individual trustee evaluations were compiled into one comprehensive summary evaluation, which included rationale for the rating and recommendations for growth. For each evaluation category, the Superintendent was rated on a scale of 1-4. Trustees reviewed and discussed ratings under each evaluation category until a consensus was reached.

Superintendent Performance Ratings: 

  • Vision (maintaining focus on the District’s Vision): 3.25 out of 4
  • Student Success Targets (creation of student success targets, maintaining focus on student success, and monitoring results): 3.39 out of 4
  • Core Values (promoting a culture aligned to established core values): 2.58 out of 4
  • Theory of Action (adhering to established Theory of Action): 2.39 out of 4

Click here to see Superintendent Jara’s Self Evaluation.

Click here to see a summary of Trustee Evaluations. 

Click here to read about this in The Nevada Independent. 

Click here to read about this in The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Trustees Submitted their Individual Evaluations of the Board of Trustees

In addition to evaluating the Superintendent, prior to the meeting, trustees completed individual evaluations of the Board of Trustees performance. Individual trustee evaluations were compiled into one comprehensive summary evaluation.

Trustees will conduct and in-depth review of the board evaluation summary during a board meeting in January. 

Click here to see the Trustees self-evaluation summary. 

Requests for Future Agenda Items:

  • Updates to Trustee briefing policies  

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